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to the 600 million-dollar tax increase that obama won in january and they trillion dollars of obamacare tax increases that most americans are unaware of and they don't know that they are getting and obama never talks about the trillion dollars in tax increases starting this year for obamacare. 1.6 and 1.5 is a 3 trillion-dollar tax increase over the next decade if the democratic budget passes and a never balances because they turn round and spend another -- hundreds of millions of dollars more on stimulus programs as well as other stuff. they do more spending with more taxes but with the brian budget does is very interesting for the republican future. it reforms entitlement, protecting everybody over 55 for many changes and makes changes so that younger people will still have these programs. it takes all the welfare programs, 185 different welfare programs and block grants the largest and most expensive ones just as clinton did with aid to families with children. we have this reform of entitlement and reform of these welfare programs and tax reform taking the top rate on individuals to 25%
as president obama reminded us in his inaugural address to preserve our planet commanded to our care by god. i lay no claim to religious authority, but i must believe this -- something that harms others, something that disturbs god's creation, something that stands on lies and greed, protecting that must not be consistent with god's will. in his 2010 world day of peace message entitled "if you want to cultivate peace, protect creation," pope benedict xvi called upon the faithful, and i quote -- "to protect the environment and to safeguard natural resources and the climate, while at the same time taking into due account the solidarity we owe to those living in the poorer areas of our world and to future generations." in his inaugural mass this morning, pope francis said, and i quote -- "please, i would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life and all men and women of goodwill, let us be protectors of creation, protectors of god's plannen scribed in nature -- plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. as ea
new york city. and then my daughter, we were watching the obama/hillary presidential election, and she was tiny, she was, like, 5. and she said, um, i said, you know, she was a big obama supporter, and i said, you know, wouldn't it be cool if there was a woman president? and she looked at me really disdainfully, and shelfs like, mom, of course there's been a woman president. >> that's awesome. >> it was within that short time we went from only ugly women become lawyers to of course there's been a woman president in a 5-year-old girl. so that said, it's very hard for those of us who grew up in the world in which our feminist class, books that are kind of causing people to talk today have names like the richer sex, or the end of men. more women than men get a college education, women are for the first time in the majority in the workplace, in managerial positions. so it's very hard for us to look back to that other time. and i was, you know, even though abstractly understand that things were different, we don't know, um, we we can't really see and feel it exactly. i interviewed janet mal
with obama as president and the democrats in the senate to even get votes on good ideas. in other words, we're now finally getting the democrats in the senate to write a budget which for 1418 days, four years, they never wrote a budget. how do you campaign against democrats in the senate if they don't even write down what they're for? so there are differences in how you structure. i think there's a lot to be learned from republican successes with governors like walker in wisconsin who made dramatic changes on the cost of government, government-run pensions, the unionized government work force and bobby jindal with school choice. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines
tv, john lott argues that thanks to president obama we're on the verge of economic and social collapse. it's about an hour, 20. [applause] >> well, i greatly appreciate the chance to be here. you've had quite a few distinguished speakers in the past recently, so it's nice to, i feel honored to be added to the list. i've been asked to talk about the new book that i have that just came out just within the last two weeks. it's entitled "at the brink: will obama push us over the edge?" and i think like maybe a lot of americans there's a lot of really crucial things that are happening right now. i think, unfortunately, in some areas the president's policies have permanently damaged the country. there are other areas where i think we're close, that things can still be fixed, and disaster can be averted in some areas. but i'm going to try to go through a few of the topics that i have, everything from health care to the economy generally to gun control. you know, just on gun control there's been a lot of things that have been happening over just even the past few weeks. i was in colorado a couple
-- is the israeli/palestinian conflict. president obama, as you mention in your book, his first call was to, as president, to mahmoud abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? it seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's going to again become a front burner issue, but for at least three years of the presidency it kind of went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things. and it certainly wasn't for the lack of trying on the part of this administration. i think that you can sum it up by saying expectations were raised way too high by the president, by the administration um, there was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance, um, the talks. but there was a misreading in the united states about what had changed on the ground in israel and in the palestinian territories and where each of the players was, be it netanyahu and abbas. and there is often the sense that if you're the american president, you can make anything move. and then you bump against reality. it's not enough to be, obviously, the cand
, president obama you mention in your book, his first call was -- as president was to abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's going to become a front burner issue but for at least three years, the presidency went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things. it wasn't for lack of trying on the part of the administration. you can sum it up by saying, expectations were raised way too high by the president, by the administration. there was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance the talks. but there was a misreading in the united states about what had changed on the ground in and are in the palestinian territories, and where each of the players was, netanyahu, and abbas. and there is often the sense that if you're the american president, you can make anything move, and then you bump against reality, and it's not enough to be -- the president changed. there is a certain reality on the ground. sometimes the personality of a president can help make thin
-arab conflict. president obama his first call was to present mahmoud abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did i get t derailed? it seems like it's no longer maybe again become a front burner issue but for at least three years of the presidency, went to the back burner. what happened? >> guest: several things. it certainly wasn't from lack of trying on the part of this administration. you can sum it up by saying expectations were raised way do i buy the president. by the administration. there was a belief that perhaps there was the winner of opportunity that could be used to advance the talks, but there was initiating in the united states about what has changed on the ground in israel and in the palestinian territories, and were each of the player was, netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. there is also the sense that a few the american president you can make anything move, and then you go against reality. it's not enough to be the candidate of change, the president of change. there is certainly out on the ground. sometimes the person of a president can help make things move along. b
activism they produce. whether it is the election of barack obama and continued advancement of women and congress. all of that is a direct result of their activism and that being said there is a lot of work left undone and i think that it's what we now spend. we spend our entitlement money on people who were over the age of 30 and used to be spending three-fourths of people under the age of 30 in terms of the amount of money and investment. it's not of generational warfare but i think that we need to have a conversation about how we are dividing our priorities. it's not a generation that expect to get those entitlements. not any believe the government is going to give them that money from the baby boomer generation is that and activism that has trickled down to the millennials >> guest: i think the activism of the generation was and still in the millennials, the children of the boomers as we were growing up this is a generation who read us the news and taught this idea of values and the way that you should be involved in the engagement and responsibility and brought a lot of that spi
.4%. and the budget balances. but president obama says he's not interested in balancing the budget. my goal is not to chase a balanced budget, he says. and i know my colleagues, they use the word "balanced." now, i said earlier that they used the word "balanced" tonight 14 times. i've been corrected. 24 times, i believe, already tonight my colleagues have used the word "balanced" in relation to this budget that never balances and never will balance. because they're not concerned about balancing the budget. that is not what it's about with them. they think bringing the budget into balance, like most states have to do, all cities and counties have to do, that this is austerity. oh, we can't have austerity. that might hurt the government, somebody might lose their job, they no longer would be paid to do some worthless job that doesn't produce anything, but we have to keep paying them anyway, because it would be austere to cut that. senator harkin said in february, "we have the richest nation in the world. if we're so rich, why are we so broke?" is it a spending problem? no, it's because we hav
privately before the meeting even begins, which is why i am excited that president obama seems to have changed course in the last three days. [laughter] i am sincere about this. it seems he's invited republicans for the first time to dinner 12 senators and president discussing without press conferences before without much comment afterwards to see what each side has in terms of with their aspirations have. he had lunch with paul ryan. for the reasons we don't understand is ronald reagan would of done that, george bush would have done that and for the country to be successful we have to put aside some of this vitriol that exists and begin to recognize it just because the other side doesn't have our view it doesn't mean that they are not motivated for love of country. we have to get to a different place where we can find a broad consensus based on principles. that's how we will win. ronald reagan for me is someone that is a role model not because of his great success. she is certainly that but also a role model for the political system that we have today. imagine a country with the energ
. whether it's the election of barack barack obama or continued advancement of women in congress. there's a lot of work left undone, and i think that there's -- we now spend 3/4 of our entitlement money on people who are over the age of 30. used to be we spent 3/4 on people under the age of 30. it's not a question of generational warfare, but i think we need to have a conversation about how we're dividing our priorities. this is not a generation that expects to get those entitlements. my general has any belief the government is going to give them that money -- >> host: well, the activism you talked about, from the baby-boomer generation, that activism that has trickled down to millenials or do you see them as more politically apathetic? >> guest: i think the activism of that generation was very much instilled in the millenials, the children of the boomers, as we were growing up. the generation of people who read us the news, and taught this idea of values and the way that you should be involved in civic engagement and responsibility, and brought a lot of that spirit into this generation
% but obama was elected and approval was 92% was that a population of haters? no. they to make discriminating judgments on the basis of how they assess the new leader of the same country so western europeans were unhappy with the leader they saw as an inarticulate proponent of unilateral action and who had a swagger in his step and not interested in their opinion and when the president left office in the new president seemed to be very good at articulating why it was in u.s. interest to be a multi a latterly, seek cooperation with other countries and embody a set of ideals about america as the united states is a land of opportunity all of a sudden it was very popular so there is not the deep and underlying consistent hatred of united states but it is rare. but foreigners can make distinguishing judgments of different aspects and behave accordingly. >>host: why should we care which germans think? when is the last time we were asked what we thought of angela merkle? >>guest: many in germany are interested in american opinion. this is true. >>host: but why? >>guest: because the united states has
. but obama has already been able to make the argument that we are turning the corner and we can do what we can. people don't believe that there is suppression for people your age or my page today. that group has not regained a single job since the recession ended. do not blame obama for the crisis. look at what happened since june 2009. there are fewer of us working today than there were in 1997. in all of the jobs being recovered are being taken by people 55 years old and older. i can find exactly one story at least recognizes the job recoveries. but the fact that young people have an opportunity today and are not finding jobs and not moving ahead, that was missed during the election. there is no reason why we should have been the only ones just yet. >> this is the author of spin masters. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. here is our primetime lineup for tonight. up next, fiona deans hallora profiles thomas nast. the one associated with the donkey and elephant being associated with political parties. and john lewis and john carlos
do you need to do to and a half gait this? >> next book here. david, "obama -- [inaudible] >> this is the newest book out. as you can see, it's rather apop lip tick. that's the message here. a lot of books have come out in the past few months have talked about america at the cross roads or america at the point where we have a big decision to make. david, who is a terrific writer and spokesperson basically said we have crossed that point. it is too late to avoid some of the disasters that we're facing. now we have to buckle down and figure out how to get through. >> in the last book you have is holding a gally here. >> yeah. >> this book is not even yet out. it's the next big book coming in april. it's called "ultimate obama survival guide "this is a terrific read. it's very fun. it's also very practice candle. the first part of the book tells us all the terrible things we're facing around second term of barack obama. the second half of the book is a very practical survival guide. everything from how to buy gold coins to how to stock your house with food and water, how to b
. within a couple years obama with the day. approval was 92%. it's people who can make discriminating judgment on the basis of how they assess the new leader of the same country and many western europeans in many places were unhappy with an inarticulate proponent of unilateral u.s. action who have faced swaggering step and didn't seem as interested in their opinion. the president left office who seem to be good at articulating what it was in the u.s. interest to behave multilaterally come to seek cooperation with other countries and so forth and also embodied a set of a deal as people america at the united states is a land of opportunity where anything is possible. so there is a big deep and underlying said hatred. it's actually quite rare. we thank foreigners are able to make establishing judgments about different aspects of the night dave. >> host: why should we care what germans think of us? was the last time we were asked what we thought of angela merkel? >> guest: many are interested in american opinion and the sister of many countries. >> host: but why? >> guest: partly because
building and to promote the shared interest of humanity. in 2009 obama awarded the presidential medal of freedom calling an advocate for the hungry and hunted and be forgotten and ignored. mary robinson it has not only showed a light on human suffering but those for a better future for the world. in her book "everybody matters" my life giving voice" really sets out the work of our speaker and i will allow her to speak in her own voice. please welcome president mary robinson. [applause]>> thank you very mucr that warm welcome. it is very inspiring to be in a hall that has had so many illustrious speakers, especially with social justice and wanting the kind of change that will be better for society. i am delighted to be here at cooper union and i am delighted of the sponsorship of n.y.u. which i am very familiar with so i feel at home for a lot of reasons and i appreciate the fact you braved the weather and the elements for three yesterday was so beautiful. what happened today? this is new york but it can change so dramatically and so quickly. i feel very at home because i have an early
masters of the media ignored the news and helped re-elect barack obama triet was the news that was ignored? >> you have a great number of things. stories about the economy and about the foreign policy cash, etc.. what prompted me to write spin masters though was the benghazi attack. it became clear that the political news media rather than focusing on a story of foreign policy failures and the president had promised fy failing to produce eight said it significantly destroyed al qaeda and here we see the terrorists acting out. romney didn't feel that situation that well with his press conference he called it at the wrong time about the guy that runs the entire foreign policy apparatus in the united states. it really does seem he used to say that a reporter is someone else that will sell his soul for a good story but it took turns out when the story might make barack obama look bad or make his presidency looks like a failure they are going to miss stories by definition simply for the inability to see the failure to be interested .... on the editorial page recovered the way that i wanted to b
agreed with president obama that our debt does not present -- quote -- "an immediate crisis." so you might think the house budget would phase in cuts responsibly so we can protect our fragile recovery. well, instead the house republican budget would do serious damage to job creation and job growth and doubles down on the harmful cuts from sequestration which the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates will lower employment by 750,000 jobs this year alone and slow our economic growth. mr. president, the house republican budget will weaken our economy in the long term as well. as any new business owner will tell you, in tight times the last thing you want to do is cut investments that help you make you stronger. that's what the house republican budget does. it cuts investments in education so our students and workers are less prepared for the jobs of the future. it would undermine our ability to upgrade our roads and bridges and highways and ports, even though our national infrastructure just got a d-plus from the american society of civil engineers. and the house budget woul
, president obama, you have to achieve world trade regular lation, you have to stop the taliban, deal with chaos in libya and mali, you have to ban guns or not, sealing up the borders and figuring out what do with the millions who are here without documentation. those vast, insable large scale problems lend themselves to ed yolings. big government, no government, some government. but when you're mayor, you have to plow the streets. he almost lost his job. the mayor teddy the pragmatic mayor of jerusalem in ideological times in palestinian in the '80s was known as a pragmatist and famous for having said he was in a meeting with rabbis, he's arguing about access to the holy site and finally said to them, spare me your sermon and i will fix your sewer. a wonderful phrase that contrast the religious id logical wars that divide them. from the practical problems that have to be done. there's another rather unknown mayor same period. much very much like him. he almost got himself killed by insisting his job was to make it function not to engage in universal debate about the jews and the arab
. >> next, former and current obama administration officials discussed the effect of new health care of new health care law can have on hiv/aids. the panel also looks at some of the challenges of implementing the law. the center for american progress hosted this hour and 20 minute event. >> good morning, everybody. my name is neera tanden and i'm the president of the center for american progress. thank you for joining us this morning for this important discussion of how health reform is addressing the needs of gay and transgender communities and people living with hiv. reforming america's health care system is a massive undertaking. one of the president's advisers on health reform, i know that as we gear up for health care reform it will touch the lives of every american. that effort means it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay and transgender community as welcome as those people living with hiv. the united states currently has 9 million -- 19 people living with hiv. hiv epidemic continues to raise and marginalize. like the uss russell, this topic is diverse. gay and transgender people
thought that president obama would lose, that the republicans would win the senate and conservatives would be many the middle of big changes for america. for most of us, election night was a very sobering experience. now we are in the middle of a great discussion about the future of conservativism, the future of the republican party and most importantly, the future of america. newt and i and the entire team at gingrich productions are dedicated to fighting for the ideas that have made america great. we are delighted to have three of our documentary films produced in partnership with citizens united this weekend. in fact, newt and i will be introducing "america at risk" later this afternoon. we are very proud of our association with our producer, david bossy, and our writer and director, kevin knoblach. since the campaign newt and i have been involved in several projects that celebrate the greatness of america. we are currently working on a new documentary entitled "god loves you: the life of billy graham." focusing on the life and legacy of one of the most influential religious leaders in
obama's shameless scandal and bloodiest cover up. >> bad history, "bad history, worse policy," peter wallace and looks at the wall street reform and consumer protection act and argues that it is based on a false narrative of what led to the 20008 collapse, he spoke at the american enterprise institute in washington d.c.. this is just over 90 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon and welcome to our discussion of my distinguished colleague peter wallace history, worse policy: how a false narrative about the financial crisis led to the dodd-frank act". .. >> president bush's prediction was, of course, a very bad one, as we know, and needless to say similar and, no doubt, equally bad predictions have been made about the effects of the dodd-frank act which we'll be discussing today. such predictions highlight a predictable cycle in the wake of a financial crisis. there is an inevitable political reaction based on political, not necessarily economic or financial logic, and the political logic goes something like this. i as a politician must do something, what could i
2050, we'll be a majority/minority country. and in both 2008 and 2012, president obama won a combined 80% of the votes of of all minority groups. the rnc cannot and will not write off any demographic, community or region of this country. so here are some actions that we're going to take. one, establish senior-level advisory councils for hispanic, african-american and asian-americans that will serve as working groups to share best practices and have a constant dialogue in each community. two, establish swearing-in citizenship teams to introduce new citizens to the gop after naturalization ceremonies. first impressions count. three, at the recommendation of the project, talk regularly and openly with groups in which we've had minimal contact in the past. the urban league, the naacl, la raza. four, work with state parties and sister committees to improve the program for minority candidates. the report underscores the need for greater recruitmentment -- recruitment. five, hire communication staff to promote the minority leaders in our party and bolster the publications that appeal to ethn
looking at lgbt health and hiv and a portal to act. we started off with president obama giving a historic speech speech in 2011 at ending the aids epidemic at some point in our lifetime. this was quite a moment. the moment of opportunity and optimism that i want to start with. the reason the president obama made that statement is because we have a combination that together is something that could turn the tide on epidemics. we also have a national strategy that the white house about a couple of years ago and provides a roadmap. more than a million people are living with hiv in the united states. for the last decade, they have been at the same level and perhaps more alarmingly, you and infections are rising by those who represent 66% of their infections in the united states. the impact is quite alarming. they have a heavy reliance on medicaid. most are not on treatment. yet, as i was alluding to, there is new data that shows we can actually get to what many of us are calling treatment that is scaled up. it has made a huge difference in helping people live much longer and healthier and has
. general dodaro, as always, thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> president obama is in jordan today where he will hold a joint news conference with king abdullah. it's the president last stop on his movies trip before heading back to washington. live coverage starts at 11:45 a.m. eastern on c-span. .. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> and, again, we are live from the capital hilton hotel here in washington, d.c. this morning. consumer financial protection bureau director richard cordray will talk about auto loans. mr. cordray is expect today highlight the agency's efforts to protect consumers against discriminatory pricing. he was appointed to lead the agency in 2012, he was renominated by the president earlier this year, and he now awaits senate confirmation. his recess appointment is set to expire at the end of the year. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> again, waiting for cfpb head richard cordray to discuss discrimination in auto loans. and while we await his r
play out today whether it's the election of barack obama or the continued advancement of women in congress so all that is a direct result of their activism. that being said there is a lot of work left undone and i think that we now spend three fourths of our entitlement money on people who are over the age of 30 and it used to be we spent three for some people under the age of 30 in terms of the amount of money and investment. it's not in terms of generational warfare but i think we need to have a conversation about how we are dividing our priorities. this is not a generation that expects to get those entitlements by the way. this is not a generation that has and he believes the government going to give them out money. >> host: the activism you talked about from the baby boomer generation. that's an activism that has trickled down to millennials or do you see them as more politically apathetic? >> guest: i think the activism of that generation was very much and still in the millennials and the children of the boomers as we were growing up. this was a generation of people who re
, president obama established the national commission on fiscal responsibility and reform commonly referred to as simpson-bowles. that bipartisan group came back with a report recommending approximately $4 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years from a balanced combination of spending cuts and new revenue. the report pointed out that this level of the deficit reduction is more than any effort in our nation's history. other bipartisan groups including domenici-rivlin and the senate's gang of six as well as economists across the spectrum agreed that $4 trillion over ten years was a reasonable and responsible goal. now, since that time, congress and the administration have worked together to reduce the deficit by $2.4 trillion, $1.8 trillion coming from spending cuts, $600 billion from allowing tax rates to rise on the wealthiest americans in the year-end deal. mr. president, the senate budget takes us the rest of the way to the $4 trillion goal and beyond. it builds on that $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction already done with an additional $1.85 trillion in new deficit reduction, for a t
that president barack obama was born. [applause] in 1961, my people could not board a greyhound bus. leaving washington d.c. traveling to virginia, north carolina, south carolina georgia alabama and mississippi on our way to new orleans with the probability of being arrested or jailed and that is what happened i was selected as one of the original freedom riders. we met in washington d.c. on may may 1, 1961. i was 21 years old and i was a few pounds lighter then. we went through a period of training orientation and i will never forget it. on may 3, 1961 we all went down to a chinese restaurant in washington d.c.. i had grown up in rural alabama and attended school in nashville tennessee. i never had chinese food, never been to a chinese restaurant and that night we had a wonderful meal. someone said you should eat well because this may be like the last supper. the next day on may 4, 1961 half of the group boarded a greyhound bus and the other half a trailways bus. the first incident occurred in charlotte north carolina won the young black man attempted to get a shoe shine and end all white w
former and current obama administration officials discuss how the health care law affects the lgbt community. and impacts coverage of people with hiv. >> good morning, everybody. my i'm the president of the center of american progress. thank you for joining us on the important progress health reform addressing the needs of lgbt lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and peopling with hiv. it's a massive undertaking. i can attest to this as one of the president's advisers on health reform. i know, as we gear up for health reform it will touch the lives of every american. and the sheer skill the effort means that it will touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as well as people living with hiv. the united states is home to at least 9 million gay similarly the -- rage in communities such as communities of color and transgender communities. like the u.s. as a whole the population are diverse in term of race, income, immigration status and age. gay and transgender people and beam hiv live in all corners of the country and they come from families o
rebel fighters. president obama commented on these reports during his trip to israel. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happens. obviously syria right now you have a war zone. you have information that is filtered out, but we have to make sure that we know exact to what happened, what was the nature of the incident, what can we document and what can we prove so i've instructed my teams to work closely with all of the countries in the region and international organizations and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapons acts. we know that there aren't those in the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary to protect themselves. i am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. everybody who knows the facts of the chemical weapons stock pile inside of syria as well
on president obama or aney duncan, and at one i was presenting to advisers of a fellowship i had, including a writer. alex popowich, and he said he thought that was a stupid idea because people experienced in new orleans were so compelling and interesting on their own. and so i settled on the idea of structuring the book around three schools, with one person preeminent in each. miss laurie ayden and jerald lynn, all of whom i met at different times and in different ways. since writing this book was a journey for me i wanted to talk about some what i learn over the course of reporting and writing it. apart from the fact i would make a terrible teacher. the first is that i feel like the extremists and absolutists on both sides of the'm conversation over school reform and other issues dominate the debate, but their voices don't really capture the need or desire of those attending and working in the schools, and i had covered education for long enough when i started working on the book to sense this to some degree. i was really amazed by the extent to which the aspirations and ideals of many fa
the obama administration -- the policy has been widely seen by chinese as containment to china. so i'm just wondering what the united states should do to increase, you know, as a result of that view, help chinese think increase strategic mistrust between china and the united states. so the question is, what do you think the united states should do to change that? >> i think, i think, yes. i think one of the things we can do is, is focused again on economic activity. focus upon the cornerstone of what led to the dramatic prosperity and increase of wealth creation of around the world. and if that focus can be on trade and investment, and the protection of property rights, the basic issue of the foundation of economic prosperity, i think that's something that resonates and i think that's the way we explain why it is we want to see the reforms. the reforms we are asking for as we engage with countries around the world are reforms that actually benefit the populist in those countries. it's not just the rising tide is all boats in terms of economic trade and liberalized markets. it's also the fac
? the president of the united states, barack obama. so he signed it. it's his document. and we agreed to raise the debt ceiling ceiling $2.1 trillion ae agreed to reduce spending over ten years, $2.1 trillion. before the ink was dry, the president was proposing to eliminate the cuts he agreed to. he's been fighting to eliminate those cuts from the beginning. and they're really not cuts. they're simply -- if they were properly applied, it would reduce the growth of spending and not cut spending actually at all. so the committee that was supposed to find all the cuts failed. the sequester came into law. it's an antimilitary provision. it was put in by jack lew, a very liberal member of the president's, at that time, chief of staff for offic office of mot and budget. the president seems to be quite happy to see these cuts fall on the defense department. he seems to be happy to have this happen. why do you say that? i say, because he's done nothing to philadelphia it. -- to fix it except demand something that he has no right to demand. that is, to violate this agreement and raise taxes and spend m
economic growth and to create american jobs. they are just so tired, tired of the obama economy. they are tired of the endless pivots to jobs that never result in the kind of sustained job creation we need. they are tired of the sluggish growth, of always looking to the future with anxiety, worrying whether medicare will even be there when they retire, and they are tired of the ideological d.c. democratic extremism that got us here. knee jerk solutions to almost every single problem -- massive overspending, steadfast opposition to reforms that would make government programs more efficient, effective and sustainable. so my friends across the aisle shouldn't be surprised their budget is getting such a rough ride. it contains up to $1.5 trillion in new taxes. this would be the largest tax hike in american history. it contains half a criminal more in spending, money that could be siphoned -- that will be siphoned out of the economy and into the hands of politicians and bureaucrats. it lacks meaningful reforms to save and strengthen medicare, allowing it to go bankrupt in just a few
.3 trillion in new debt over the next decade. since president obama took office four years ago, he has added more than $6 trillion to our national debt. for four years, he's run budget deficits over a trillion dollars each and every one of those four years. now senate democrats want to throw good money after bad and add another $7 trillion on top of that. the president has simply wasted too much of the american taxpayers' money. the american people have been stuck with an enormous bill, mr. president, as well as an anemic economy and economic growth which has been very slow. the american people think more than half of all washington spending is wasted and that democrats can't find a single dollar that they think should be saved. democrats actually want to increase washington spending by another $645 billion. this budget would spend $46 trillion over the next ten years. apparently president obama thinks that the only things that need to be cut from our budget are white house tours. well, republicans and the american people know that there is a lot more that we could be cutting. taxes are dema
the budget was written by the left of the democratic caucus to the left of president obama. i think that's probably correct. it's a very big-spending, big-tax budget. it is the wrong thing for america. it's the wrong thing for economic stability. it's the wrong kind of plan if made into law to help us grow our economy, create jobs, create wealth, get people over time and bonuses and pay raises, the kind of thing you have when the economy's growing. this budget is just the wrong medicine. i just have to say i strongly, strongly believe that it takes us in the wrong direction. what does it do at bottom? it raises taxes. it raises taxes, according to the chairman, by 1 point -- $1 trillion, $985 billion -- billion dollars. that's almost a trillion -- and we think it raises it $1.5 trillion. there is a reserve fund to make it easy to raise more taxes. i ask the chair to close that so it couldn't be used to raise taxes easily and see a decline which would continue to cause me to believe that that is an additional part. but regardless, a trillion dollars of new taxes is a huge, huge tax increa
. [inaudible conversations] >> president obama has just completed a trip to the middle east which included visits to jerusalem, the west bank and jordan. the last day of his trip he held of joint news conference with king abdallah mary was after about the diplomatic relationship with turkey. >> long said that it is in both the interests of israel and turkey to restore normal relations between two countries that have historically had good ties. it broke down as a consequence of the flotilla incidents. we asked about why this rupture has to be amended. they don't have to agree on everything for them to come around a whole range of common interests and common concerns. during my visit in appeared that the timing was good for that conversation to take place. i discussed it with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and both of us agreed to, and fortunately they were able to begin the process of rebuilding normal relations between two important countries in the region. this is a work in progress. it is just beginning. there will still be significant disagreements between turkey and israel not just
over three years time, they keep dying on me. [laughter] and that's what i think president obama and future american presidents are going to be dealing with. certainly here in the next four years. they have no ability to agree yet on the son of one of these brothers, because the 36 branches each year that if my son gets it, your son, your whole branch is disenfranchised because we will pass it down in our branch because it is not, it was easy to pass a from brother to brother, but how do you decide if you going to pass it from cousin to cousin, which cousin, when there are hundreds of them? the king tried to get around that by having an allegiance council with one person from every branch of the family that would decide, but when his first crown prince die, that group apparently met and one of the brothers said, i should be the next crown prince, and the king said no, i'm picking another brother. and that wasn't the end of one man one vote within the royal family. they never had the vote. there was an expression and a decision. so young saudis do worry just normal ordinary saudis
been required to pay for those mistakes for the rest of our lives. in fact, president barack obama, himself, admitted to a little more than drug use in his lifetime. he's admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his youth, and if he had not been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much of his drug use on white campuses and universities, if he had been raised in the hood, the odds are good that he would have been stopped, he would have been frisked, he would have been searched, he would have been caught, and far from being president of the united states today, he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >>> watch in and other programs online at booktv.org. >> here's the latest headlines surrounding the publishing industry this week: >> up next, frank easterbrook presents the book, "saving justice," and nine on "after words," author of "fast future: how the generation is shaping our world" sits down, and mary robertson talks about "everybody mas"
by the left of a democratic conference. left, and it said explicitly to the left of president obama. well, that makes sense if you look at what's in the budget. look how much they spend, how much they tax and how they don't save -- they don't reduce the debt that we're adding every single year. so that's what we've got. and so as the chairman murray said, budgets present a contrast. budgets lay out your vision for the future. a budget defines who you are because it says how much you want to tax in the next ten years, it says how much you want to spend in the next ten years, and it requires you to say how much debt you're going to accumulate for america over the next ten years. this plan will add another $7.3 trillion to the debt of america. we are already at almost $17 trillion. that will take us to about $24 trillion in ten years. interest on that debt is huge. by their own numbers, interest on their debt would amount to approximately $800 billion in one year. interest on the debt under their budget would rise to the point of $800 billion in one year. we spend about $100 billion on educa
their opinion. under george w. bush fell to a low of 12% approval. obama was elected. approval was 92%. the study population of haters? now, people who make discriminating judgment on the basis of how they assess the new leader of the same country and many western europeans and people in other places weren't happy with the leader they saw as an articulate proponent of unilateral u.s. action to seem to have a swagger and a second in the interests and opinions. when the president left office, a new president seemed to be good at articulating why was in the u.s. interest to behave multilaterally, to see cooperation and so forth and also embodied a set of ideals that people like about america like the united states is a land of opportunity where anything is possible. so there isn't a deep and underlying consistent hatred of the united states. that's actually quite rare. within foreigners are able to make distinguishing judgments about different aspects of the united states. >> host: why should we care what your think of us? when's the last taboo roster with that of angela merkel? >> guest
. and fact president barack obama himself has admitted to more than a little bit of drug use in his lifetime. he has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his youth your and if he had been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much of this illegal drug use on put him in white college campuses and universities, if you been raised in the hood, the odds are good that he would've been stopped, he would've impressed, he would've been searched, he would have been caught. and far from being president of the united states today, he might not even have the right to vote, depending on the state he lives in. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> are you interested in being a part of booktv's new online book club? each month will discuss a different book and author. this month we were discussing michelle alexanders "the new jim crow." post your thoughts on twitter, and ride on a facebook page, facebook.com/booktv. then on tuesday at 9 p.m. eastern join our live moderated discussion on twitter. send your suggestions on which books you think we should i
, governor cuomo of colorado. so i'm excited. >> are never going to complain. >> part of barack obama's appeal was young and vibrant. [inaudible] [laughter] >> in presidential politics -- as the country moves to a next generation of readership, they rarely if ever reach back and bring in an older generation. to a certain extent that was a factor for senator mccain in running against president obama in part the effect of governor romney right now and that is an interesting dynamic answers out of the two most likely nominees are going to be on the democratic side. there's a lot of pressure leadership in the republican party that will bring about a generational change that will be very hoped we. marco rubio, paul ryan, alisa to, bobby jindal. a very clear shift moving forward. one other thing is his numbers have been rising pretty dramatically and i'm pretty sure 50% is not upside down and i suspect to see that with governors as well. >> comcast chairman and ceo brian roberts spoke at the economic club of washington. robert sarver founded comcast in 1963 feet condition for the future of
. >>> president obama has designated five new national monument using executive authority to protect significant sites. the sites rerio grand in new mexico first estate national monument in delaware, harriet tubman in mment -- the president signed five proclamationing designating the site under the anticity act. coming up on c-span2, a house appropriations subcommittee looks in to agricultural department spending. then ""the communicators" with a fcc commissioner robert mcdowell. and at 8:30 eastern, we begin a week of booktv prime time. tonight three books on u.s. innovation. the nation east highest court is holding oral arguments on two gay marriage cases. tickets to the two argument are technically free. the first people got in line thursday. the going rate for saving a seat is around $6 ,000. the couple of weeks ago director explained why it's drawing such interest. here's a importance of what he had -- portion of what he had to say. >> do you think that will -- are you optimistic about what the supreme court will do? >> i am. you obviously never know when a case is in front of the supreme c
want and you actually expect bill clinton it's not president obama to say. but privately he is grousing. do you see in the 50's a man that is at war with himself over what he believes? >> i can see that. one of the most interesting things following this thread of mixing and civil rights, i mentioned the trip to africa and 67, and that's where we met martin luther king, dr. martin luther king who was 28-years-old at the time and nixon they've really got along. particularly trying to see nixon to lobby for the administration you wanted to get to eisenhower. they said sure, come and see me. they met in washington at the office and they stayed in touch regularly. and king really felt they had a correspondence he was really admired pity and he had a good sensitivity about this. the one black man and eisenhower's white house salmon named fred mauro and he wrote a book called a black book in the white house and he felt completely sort of alienated. people he felt prejudice but he felt -- he said fred i don't think you should always be talking about job issues that affect black people. i think
of the brave. >> the author of spin masters how they ignore the real news and held reelected for barack obama. >> you had a great number of things. the stories about the economy and stories about foreign policy etc.. what prompted me to write spin masters though is the benghazi attack and the days that followed. it became clear that the political news media rather than focusing on the story of foreign-policy failure and a president who had promised reproach along with the muslim world and was failing to produce it said
marco is her sole witness in 2009 president obama designated mr. demarco as acting director of the finance agency, regulator fannie mae, freddie mac and the 12 federal thanks. mr. demarco is a civil servant with over 20 years of housing how was the experience, including stints at gao, treasury and au fait o. he holds both a ba and a phd in economics. without objection, mr. demarco's full written statement will be made part of the record after his oral remarks. members are advised that mr. demarco will be excused as her witness at 12:30 today. welcome to our committee again. you are recognized for a summary of your testimony at this time. >> thank you, mr. chairman. chairman has to latecomer it could number waters, and please to be here to testify. i submitted a detailed statement of work to engage in activist is the two essays on important topics discussed. fannie mae and freddie mac were the enterprises and conservatorship for 4.5 years. they were never intended -- [inaudible] >> the committee will come to order. one morning and he will be cleared. we look at the capitol police. require a
that the israeli government is interested in occupying iran and i don't think the obama administration wants to do so. it seems that the strategy, if there is one, is to make some kind of surgical strike to knock out the iranian nuclear capacity. and i'm just curious, is that possible or is that an example of faith-based strategy lacks and for the general in particular, in that you have raised the importance of understanding how the opponent is going to respond, what is the likely spot of the iranians to what is, what we hope to be a surgical strike such as the israeli delivered on iraq? >> i think we got it. why do they deal with iraq and iran, and there's another issue, which i want to address. on iraq, the question is for some, who bears responsibility? i think the answer is very obvious, we do. we started the war. the iraqis didn't attack us. we went in. some may feel for legitimate reasons, others may feel for dubious reasons. some like myself feel for fraudulent reasons. but in any case the fact is we started it so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better, even though
, bitter conflict based on falsehoods and hyperbole. it took president obama fulfilling his campaign promise to end the iraq war and we are grateful that he brought the war to an end. but we must not forget how we got into the war in the first place. so that these mistakes are not repeated. we were told there were weapons of mass destruction. we were warned about mushroom clouds. now i offered an amendment at the time that would have taken us down a different path. it would have required the united states to work through the united nations inspectors and maximizing diplomacy to determine whether or not iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction. unfortunately my amendment failed by a vote of 72-355. what happened from there we all know the tragic consequences. president bush dragged this country into an unnecessary war. no weapons of mass destruction were ever found. the cost of the iraq war soared far beyond what was projected. we lost 4,400 american troops in iraq and over 32,000 were wounded, not to mention iraqis. once the war started, many of us in congress quickly organize
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